There are only 4 ingredients needed for this recipe:
Butter. If you use salted butter, it helps to cut down on the sweetness of the cereal and marshmallows. If you only have unsalted butter, add about ¼ teaspoon of salt.
Marshmallows. Marshmallow treats work best if you use fresh marshmallows. If you only have stale, you can try putting a slice of bread into the marshmallow bag and sealing it. They may soften up after a day or two. But, for the best results, use fresh marshmallows.
Vanilla Extract. For a little warm flavor.
Cereal. You can use name brand Lucky Charms or a store brand.
⭐️ Tips for Making Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats
These sweet cereal bars are super easy to make. Here are just a few tips:
Be sure to stir the gently when you add the cereal to avoid crushing the marshmallows and cereal.
Also be sure to press gently into the pan to avoid dense and hard bars.
If you’re looking for a little something extra, try saving some marshmallows from the cereal to press into the top of the bars, drizzle with white chocolate or add sprinkles.
Try flavored Lucky Charms or flavored marshmallows for another variation.
❓ Can I make these in the microwave?
Sure! Add the butter and marshmallow to a microwave safe bowl. Heat in 30 second increments, stirring between each, until melted and smooth. Continue with the recipe as written.
Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats
5 from 3 votes
Celebrate spring with these easy Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats. A nearly 1:1 cereal to marshmallow ratio makes them extra gooey.
Generously butter a 9×13 inch baking dish. Set aside.
In a large pot, melt the butter over low heat. If the heat is up too high, your marshmallow treats may end up hard. Melt it low and slow together.
Add the mini marshmallows and heat, stirring often until melted and smooth.
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Mix well and gently stir in the cereal.
Using a piece of parchment paper or a buttered rubber spatula, gently press the treats into prepared pan. Allow to set for 30 minutes before cutting into squares.
Store at room temperature in an airtight container and eat within 3 days for the best flavor and texture.
The calories shown are based on the recipe making 12 bars, with 1 serving being 1 cereal bar. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**